Aug. 11, Winnipeg Sun:
A proposal to address drought in the U.S. by shifting water into the Red River Valley has sparked fears of invasive species and added pollution in Manitoba.
But those who support the Red River Valley Water Supply Project say it would send only treated water up to Canada and much less of it than a previous failed proposal envisioned.
The State of North Dakota has budgeted up to $30 million for the project, including $17 million for planning and permitting, and $13 million for construction, pending approvals. Duane DeKrey, general manager of the Garrison Diversion Conservancy District in North Dakota, said the project still awaits several approvals but he’s optimistic construction will be permitted. Read more.